Paul J. Pearson, MD, PhD

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Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4.9 (34)
Professor and Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Dr. Pearson graduated from Wheaton College and received his MD and PhD degrees from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.  He then completed an NIH-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology at Mayo Clinic, followed by his general surgery residency at the Virginia Mason Clinic in Seattle.  He returned to the Mayo Clinic for his cardiothoracic surgery training. Dr. Pearson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the American College of Chest Physicians. He has dedicated the majority of his career to clinical trial participation and device development, largely in the field of cardiac valve replacement and repair.


Diseases & Conditions

Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Diseases
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Septal Defect
Coronary Artery Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Ventricular Septal Defect

Treatment & Services

Adult Cardiac Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
Heart Valve Surgery
MAZE Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
Mitral, Aortic, Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valve Repair/Replacement
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Valve Repair
Valve Replacement

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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Heart and Vascular Center - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-6000
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Education & Training

Mayo Clinic - Rochester - MN - Doctor of Medicine - (1991)

Mayo Clinic - Rochester - MN - Doctor of Philosophy - (1991)

National Institutes of Health - Bethesda - MD - Post Doctoral Fellowship in Physiology - (1991-1992)

Virginia Mason Hospital - Seattle - WA - Residency in Surgery - (1993-1995)

Virginia Mason Hospital - Seattle - WA - Chief Resident in Surgery - (1995-1996)

Mayo Clinic - Rochester - MN - Residency in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery - (1996-1998)

Mayo Clinic - Rochester - MN - Chief Resident Associate in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery - (1998-1999)

Board Certifications

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5. 34 ratings, 2 reviews
May 7, 2019
I was impressed the way my aortic valve replacement would be performed & what it all entails, I was very concerned having this procedure done, Dr. Pearson went into great detail & made me feel relieved & comfortable & trusting everything would be fine w/the outcome.
April 2, 2019
This visit to see him was to get a second opinion & see if he could do the surgery on the calcified mitral valve.
3. Focus - mitral valve.